I mentioned a couple months ago that I’d gotten tickets to see Dr. Robert Ballard, the oceanographer responsible for discovering the Titanic and many other shipwrecks. Hubby and I attended the event last week, and I’d promised to tell you guys about it. First off, Dr. Ballard has a wonderful sense of humor and had the audience laughing several times. He told how he’d gotten interested in ocean exploration and how it factored into his military career. He considers his dyslexia an advantage because his mind works differently from most people and gave examples of how his thought process aided him in discovering shipwrecks. He showed pictures of sea creatures that looked as if the mother ship had brought them from another planet. Something I found fascinating was more than eighty percent of our ocean is unmapped, unobserved, and unexplored. Just think about that. It was an interesting evening well spent. Check out the Ocean Exploration Trust and Nautilus Exploration website to see livestreams of seafloor mapping HERE.
About five years ago, Son #2 and I took advantage of a free thirty day trial membership to Ancestry.com. During that month we traced part of our family back to the 1400s. It’s amazing the records and pictures that are accessible on that website. Not too long ago, he mentioned he’d also like to try out their DNA tests for ethnicity and genealogy. When they were half price over Labor Day weekend, I took advantage of the sale and bought each of us one. I mailed them out today, and it takes 4-6 weeks to receive the results. With what we discovered in tracing the family tree, I’m pretty sure what the results will be, but there could also be some surprises. I’ll keep you updated.
I finished The Sandman on Netflix over the weekend, and I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a second season. Given my track record with shows, the odds aren’t good. I finally started House of the Dragon last night. After two episodes I’m engaged, but not completely sold yet.
Hope you have a fabulous week!